On Thursday, December 21, we celebrated the holiday season with a special Christmas edition. The evening kicked off with pre-networking at the Christmas market, while enjoying a warm welcome drink.
Next, Chantal Heutink, coach, social entrepreneur and author of the book ‘On high heels in Africa’, shared her personal and beautiful story about dreaming, thinking, daring, and doing. With her story, she encouraged us to take action, in spite of all our fears, insecurities or circumstances (in Dutch the 4 D’s: Dromen, Denken, Durven en Doen!). She advocated her belief that victimhood is a choice. And the choice is up to us. We can choose to be plagued by our circumstances and let that be our story. Or, we could rise up through adversity and write our own story.
Chantal’s empowering words and inspiring experiences encouraged us to think about what we want to improve, tackle and change in our lives. Afterwards we shared our dreams and aspirations with one another as our New Year’s resolutions.
The evening came to an end with a few networking drinks and bites. We also had the opportunity to indulge in a one-on-one conversation with Chantal, while she signed a copy of her book for us.
With an evening full of ambitious and empowering stories, the event was truly a perfect way to welcome the new year!